March 31, 1992
Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin is due to arrive in Japan on Sunday for a five-day visit expected to reflect the growing importance that Beijing attaches to its relatively warm ties with Tokyo. Jiang is to meet Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, Emperor Akihito, and leaders of Japan's influential Federation of Economic Organizations. Beijing sees Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations--established 20 years ago--as particularly important with Sino-U.S. relations seriously strained.
March 30, 1989 |
Japan's most powerful business organization said Wednesday that its members will increase direct investment in developing countries to aid those indebted nations. The Federation of Economic Organizations said it had established two new semigovernmental groups composed of representatives of leading Japanese corporations to promote direct investment in the Third World.
July 21, 1988 |
The eight-year quest of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to raise $80 million to cover renovation and expansion expenses came to a successful conclusion this week, museum officials announced Wednesday. Through the contributions of some 13,000 donors, the $80-million target--set as a goal in October, 1980--marks "an extraordinary milestone in the museum's history," according to Daniel Belin, president of the museum's board of trustees. Museum director Earl A.
April 1, 1997 |
House Speaker Newt Gingrich urged the Japanese on Monday to open their markets wider to foreigners, telling business leaders that increased competition is in the best interests of both Japan and the U.S. The Georgia Republican made his plea to heads of industry who included the chairmen of Mitsubishi Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., a spokesman for the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations said.
August 9, 1988
Toshiwo Doko; Former President of Toshiba Corp. Toshiwo Doko, 91, who helped revitalize Japanese manufacturing firms after the war. Doko served as president of Toshiba Corp., the electronics giant, and oversaw the placing of Japan's railways in private hands. Doko joined the Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipyard, later renamed Ishikawajima Heavy Industries Co., after his graduation from the Tokyo Higher Technical School.
May 29, 1986 |
The chairmen of Japan's major corporations Wednesday called on the government to stabilize currency rates, spur the economy and open markets wider to foreign goods to end what one industrial chief termed "a state of emergency." Anxious that trade friction and wild fluctuations of the yen will hobble economic growth, the Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) appealed for a "substantial opening of the Japanese markets to rectify trade imbalances."